The biggest name for Ireland at Baku 2015 will be boxer Katie Taylor, who is the most decorated athlete in the history of women's Boxing with 17 gold medals, including London 2012 Olympic gold at 60kg.
The 28-year-old Taylor has five consecutive World Championship titles, six straight European Championship titles and five European Union Championship crowns in a row. Taylor is also a Baku 2015 European Games Ambassador.
Another Irish athlete with Olympic experience is 44-year-old shooter Derek Burnett, who has competed at Shotgun Trap in the last four Olympic Games dating back to 2000.
Badminton players Chloe Magee and Scott Evans both took part in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 while triathlete Aileen Reid competed in the London Olympics.
"We are very pleased to announce the first group of athletes selected to represent Ireland in Baku 2015," said Mr. Dermot Henihan, Ireland's Chef de Mission. "We have been working very closely with each sport to ensure athletes have the best possible support and preparation for Baku."
"The final team will have in the region of 63 athletes from 13 sports," Henihan added. "It is great to see such a large number of sports achieving qualification. We must now hope that all will achieve their best performances in Baku and who knows - we may have a few athletes on the podium."
Here is Ireland's current team:
Archery: Sinead Cuthbert Cunningham (Women’s Individual), Darren Wallace (Men’s Individual)
Aquatics: Rory McEvoy (50m, 100m, 200m Backstroke), Mona McSharry (50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle), Rachel Bethel (50m, 100m, 200m Freestyle), Danielle Hill (50m, 100, 200m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 50m, 200m Freestyle) Emma Reid (50m, 100m, 200m Butterfly), Andrew Moore (50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke, 200m, 400m Individual Medley), James Brown (50m, 100m, 200m Butterfly, 200m, 400m Individual Medley), Benjamin Doyle (50m, 100m Butterfly, 200m, 400m Individual Medley), Alan Corby (50m, 100m, 200m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley), Niamh Kilgallen (50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly), Kate Baguley (400m, 800m, 1500m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley), Iseult Hayes (50m, 100m Backstroke, 50m, 100m Freestyle), Natasha MacManus (1m, 3m Women’s Platform Diving)
Badminton: Chloe Magee (Women's Singles, Mixed Doubles), Josh Magee (Men’s Doubles), Rachel Darragh (Women's Doubles), Sarah Boyle (Women's Doubles), Scott Evans (Men’s Singles), Sam Magee (Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles)
Basketball 3×3: Niamh Dwyer, Grainne Dwyer, Suzanne Maguire, Orla O’Reilly
Women’s Boxing: Katie Taylor (60kg), Michaela Walsh (54kg), Ceire Smith (51kg)
Judo: Eoin Fleming (Men’s 73kg)
Karate: Karen Dolphin (Women’s Kata)
Shooting: Derek Burnett (Shotgun Trap)
Women's Triathlon: Aileen Reid
Men’s Triathlon: Russell White, Aaron O’Brien Men's Freestyle
Wrestling: Alex Dolly (84kg), Soslan Tuaev (74kg)